The fall Tucson gem shows are returning to Casino Del Sol.
Open to the public, the Sept. 9 through 12 event will feature three shows: To Bead True Blue, Colors of the Stone and Tucson Bead & Design workshops intended for professional designers and hobbyists.
“A treasure trove of one-of-a-kind finds, handcrafted items, and jewelry supplies at great prices await shoppers — products made with careful, meticulous detail, natural materials, and brilliant colors,” organizers say. “Everything from bold eclectic accessories like handcrafted gold earrings and handmade clothing to trade beads, silver findings, and antique beads and jewelry.”
Workshops will teach jewelry making techniques, such as beadwork, art clay and metal work.
Artisan textiles, hand-sewn clothing and hand-tooled leather will also be on display.
There will be about 75,000 square feet of exhibit space.
The event is open to the public, free of charge at the casino, 5655 W. Valencia Road, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Organizers are asking everyone at the shows to wear masks regardless of vaccination status.
Visit colorsofthestone.com for more information.